Current Location:
Building C (DEV) -> 3rd Floor (DEV; C)
Location Notes:
DEV; Building C; 3rd flr., Left of Room 311.

Yunnan, China

Artwork
Identifier:
2009.123.2
Artist:
Gangfeng Wang
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Photograph
Date:
2001
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 12 in Width: 19 in
Description:
Many young Chinese children in red laughing and playing in an empty old building with brick and rafters.
Historical Context:
Gangfeng Wang is the first freelance photographer in China. He grew up during the Cultural Revolution, known as "the Decade of Austerity" from 1966 - 1976. His sister gave him his first camera as a gift in 1981 and he quickly became obsessed with the thought of becoming a professional photographer. With little money for photographic equipment, Wang taught himself the basics of the art form. He moved to Canada in 1989 for his first solo exhibition, and then he had many successful exhibitions throughout North America, Europe and Asia.